Looking for a way to add iron to your diet? Consider using a cast iron pan, skillet, or cooker. I have been using one periodically for months and really like it. The one I bought is the pre-seasoned cast iron cooker. I was a little apprehensive to use a cast iron cooker in the beginning, because I thought it seemed difficult to take care of. However, it hasn't been difficult at all. Once I use it, I immediately wash, dry, and then add a little oil to it. It's that simple!
Some vegetarian and vegan women suffer from low iron or anemia. Numerous people suggested that I use a cast iron pan to help get more iron into my body. I finally decided to get one, and to look into the validity of what they were saying. Here's a few things I found regarding this:
- According to Kansas State University, using an iron pan to cook can add up to 20 times the amount of iron to our food.
- The Rogel Cancer Center at the University of Michigan advises that using cast iron cooking pans is a great way to get more iron into your body.
- According to Clemson University, cast iron pans can double the amount of iron you get from the foods you cook in them.
Using a cast iron pan to cook some of your meals is simple and it is a good way to get more iron into your diet! To find additional information about low iron in vegetarians and vegans and how to address it, click here.
Note: The picture above is me using my cast iron cooker to make vegan creamy pasta with peas and seitan.